JFC Previews – Round Two

The JFC threw up some shocks in the opening weekend and there’s plenty to play for across the board in round two.

Group A

Mullabrack v Ballyhegan – Fri 25 Aug – 7pm

Ballyhegan will have been bitterly disappointed with their opening round display. They suffered a three-point defeat at the hands of Thomas Davis.

Jack Rafferty is a huge miss for Ballyhegan, and they will be keen to get their JFC charge back on track this weekend.

Mullabrack also came up short last weekend in their opening round clash with Dorsey, losing by four points.

Aidy Trainor and Ryan Murphy scored 0-3 apiece and they’ll hope to add a bigger tally to upset the odds.

Dorsey v Thomas Davis – Fri 25 Aug – 7pm

Thomas Davis perhaps earned the result of the weekend in round one, across all three of the championships.

They were full value for their three-point win over Ballyhegan and they’ll want to back it up in round two.

Dorsey head into the weekend off the back of a victory themselves having overcame Mullabrack.

Both Michael McVerry and Aidan Mackin hit 0-4 and they’ll carry the main scoring threat for the hosts.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Group B

An Port Mor v Clann Eireann II – Sun 27 Aug – 1pm

Clann Eireann IIs are among the top contenders for the IFC title and got off to a great start in round one.

Ethan McKenna’s two goals helped the Lurgan lads claim a seven-point win over Eire Og on the opening day.

An Port Mor begin their campaign this weekend having earned a bye in the opening round and have home advantage.

The Division 3B champions will be full of confidence and will be eyeing up a good start to the championship.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Group C

St Michael’s v Killeavy II – Fri 25 Aug – 7pm

St Michael’s had a bye in round one, so they begin their JFC campaign at home on Friday night against Killeavy IIs.

Newtown are an up-and-coming side and will be eager to get their campaign off to a winning start.

Killeavy IIs are coming into the game off the back of a six-point defeat to favourites for the JFC crown, Clonmore.

They’ll look to bounce back and get a win under their belts before they enter the knockout stages.

Photo Credit: Clonmore

Group D

Lissummon v Clady – Fri 25 Aug – 7pm

Steven Matthews led the Lissummon charge last weekend as he top scored against O’Hanlon’s with 0-8.

He’ll once again be the main man up top, and Clady will be aware of the scoring potential Lissummon hold.

Clady should have Liam Doyle back into the mix after he came off the bench last week against Collegeland.

Sean Savage missed out through injury and would be another big boost if he’s available for Friday’s clash.

Photo Credit: An Port Mor

O’Hanlon’s v Collegeland – Sat 26 Aug – 5.30pm

Collegeland are one of the favourites for the championship and got their campaign off to a winning start.

They have a strong, powerful midfield in Oliver Murphy and Cathair McGeary while Martin Kelly is a real danger man.

O’Hanlon’s were defeated by Lissummon on the opening day, so they’ll be keen to bounce back on Friday.

Adam Canavan was their main scoring chief up top, hitting 0-5, while Paul Taylor also raised a green flag.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps